Tim Pawlenty to make 3PM Facebook announcement…

    …I can’t begin to imagine what it could possibly be. Seriously, at this point in the game Governor Pawlenty’s my first choice: he’s got the right credentials (two-term Republican governor in a Blue State), there’s no scandal attached to him, his major problem policy-wise (cap-and-trade) is not really a game-breaker for me*, and he lacks drama.  I am done with drama, thank you.  I’m putting | Read More »

    Minnesota

    As a student at Iowa State University I get to deal with all the Chinese kids, the Kids from the burbs of Chicago, and of course the Minnesotans. The some of my friends in College Republicans from Illinois are always bragging (jokingly) about how politicians from their state steal more money before breakfast than ours steal in a term, or how good they are at | Read More »

    Let the Hand Wringing Commence

    I’ve come to enjoy seeing in my Sunday paper what spurious argument Nick Coleman will craft to bash the body politic and uplift his precious Democrats.  Today’s little ditty, entitled “Business buys itself a new government,” November 14, 2010 StarTribune, was composed to identify the culprit in this last election.  Coleman is rather monotone in his singing style because he cannot grasp multiple reasons for | Read More »

    My Humble Take on the Minnesota Miracle

    First I want to thank all the fantastic people here at Looktruenorth and Redstate for all the great posts and news that have been pouring in this past election season.  I am truly humbled and encouraged by the brilliance and insight that consistently is presented by everyday Americans who only want our country and citizens to succeed and live free.  Further, I’d like to thank | Read More »

    A Final Look At The Minnesota Races

    With four days to go, let’s run down the outlook in Minnesota one more time.  I’ll do them in an order that can only make sense to a mind as disorganized as mine.  :-) — Obviously Safe Democrat seats:  MN -04 (Betty McCollum) and MN-05 (Keith Ellison).  One would like to think that the ethically-challenged Ellison could be beaten, but it’s just too Democratic a | Read More »

    MN Democratic party attacks Catholics to get to Protestant.

    The Protestant being Dan Hall, who is a candidate for Minnesota State Senate – and as far as I can tell, an Evangelical pastor.  Which is not the same as a Roman Catholic priest.  This is kind of important, as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota apparently thinks that all Christian clergy look alike to them.  The short version is that the below ad was mailed | Read More »

    MN Democratic party attacks Catholics to get to Protestant.

    The Protestant being Dan Hall, who is a candidate for Minnesota State Senate – and as far as I can tell, an Evangelical pastor.  Which is not the same as a Roman Catholic priest.  This is kind of important, as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota apparently thinks that all Christian clergy look alike to them.  The short version is that the below ad was mailed | Read More »

    Democratic Rep.Tim Walz’s Real Bosses

    Our representatives in Congress are supposed to be agents that work for us.  That isn’t the case for some of our elected leaders.  For some of them, the voters are mere means to an important end.  Often just following the money trail can lead us to the true powers behind the throne.  Certainly, Minnesota’s First District has a representative that doesn’t seem to follow the | Read More »

    Demmer (R) Moves Within the MOE in MN CD 1

    The first poll in MN CD 1 has come out and it is quite a surprise.  SurveyUSA has Walz (D) at 47% and challenger Randy Demmer (R) at 42%, which puts the two of them within the 4.1% margin of error.  That would constitute a toss-up status.  It would also belie the conventional wisdom in Minnesota that the Tea Party and conservative groundswell is not happening | Read More »

    Minnesota’s Newly Emerging Battlefield

    Real Clear Politics has just moved MN CD 7’s Collin Peterson into contention.  That’s right.  We are now seeing two of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill battling for their seats.  Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture committee and Oberstar, chairman of the House Transportation committee are in political contention.  With a wave of conservative and independent voters opting out of the ideals of Obamanomics, Obamacare, | Read More »

    Support Randy Demmer in Minnesota’s First Congressional District

    Today’s jobs numbers once again illustrate the Democrats’ failed economic policies. More people believe that Elvis is still alive than the stimulus actually created jobs. Can you blame them? By growing government and the national debt, Americans are not better off today. But, in November, the voters will be able to make a real change to get our country moving again. One disillusioned voter is | Read More »

    Support Randy Demmer in Minnesota’s First Congressional District

    Today’s jobs numbers once again illustrate the Democrats’ failed economic policies. More people believe that Elvis is still alive than the stimulus actually created jobs. Can you blame them? By growing government and the national debt, Americans are not better off today. But, in November, the voters will be able to make a real change to get our country moving again. One disillusioned voter is | Read More »

    Interest in Minnesota Races

        Governor Tim Pawlenty’s decision to forego another term is fueling speculation about his Presidential aspirations in 2012.  Unfortunately, it has opened the door for a Democratic Governorship pick-up this year.  In fact, Democratic nominee Mark Dayton leads his opponent Tom Emmer by 5 points at this juncture- certainly not a runaway.  With no Senate race this year, this is the only statewide race.  Before | Read More »

    The Minnesota Push/Poll

    ‘Oh no’ exploded into my head when I saw today’s headline regarding our governor’s race.  How could Daffy Dayton have exploded to a nine point lead over Emmer in one fricking day?  That’s just madness.  Rasmussen, which had the most reliable and valid polling in the 2008 election, had Emmer up by a point.  So how did Emmer lose so much support in such a | Read More »

    Little Tom Horner; The Minnesota Nursery Rhyme

    Little Tom Horner Sat in (Independence Party) corner Eating election pie He put in his thumb And pulled out a plum (newspaper endorsement) And said, My, what a good candidate am I? This little rhyme was brought to you by the StarTribune/HammerSickle.  This is how bad the gubernatorial race has gotten in Minnesota.  Mark Dayton, the HammerSickle party’s candidate, is so bad, they are willing to begin the deification | Read More »